Speaking and teaching people people about creative productivity, innovation, synergistic collaboration, and how to make positive life changes and pursue their dreams is truly my love and passion. Don’t just take my word for it, though, see what other people are saying.

If you would like me to speak at your event, contact me to discuss topics, my availability and speaking fees.

Upcoming Engagements

  • 25 July 2015: Closing Keynote “Infinite Possibilities” at Groupon’s GEEKon Hackathon internal event in Chicago, IL
  • 6 August 2015: “Creativity Imperative” talk at Prototypes, Process & Play in Chicago, IL
  • 7 August 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” talk at Design/Content Conf 2015 in Vancouver, BC
  • 26-27 August 2015: “Think Like Them: Solving UX Problems” workshop at UX Week in San Francisco, CA
  • 27 August 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” talk at Cascade SF‘s UXNight in San Francisco, CA
  • 8-11 September 2015: “Unleash Your Creativity: Banish Your Inner Critic” at Inbound 2015 in Boston, MA
  • 17 September 2015: Speaking to the Facebook Design Team in San Francisco, CA
  • 20-22 September 2015: “Infinite Possibilities” talk at HOW Interactive in San Francisco, CA
  • 23 September 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” talk at Google Ventures in San Francisco, CA
  • 5 October 2015: “Unleash Your Creativity: Banish Your Inner Critic” at Adobe Max 2015 in Los Angeles, CA
  • 12-13 October 2015: “Infinite Possibilities” talk at Digital PM Summit in Philadelphia, PA
  • 14 October 2015: “Get Unblocked” talk at The Digital Shift 2015: Libraries Connecting Communities at Virtual Event.
  • 5-7 November 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” talk at HOW Interactive in Boston, MA
  • 9-11 November 2015: Keynote “Banish Your Inner Critic to Unleash Creativity” at edUI 2015 in Charlottesville, VA

Past Appearances

2015

  • March 2015: “Unlocking Creativity” talk at Think Apps Developers Event at Google EMEA in Dublin, Ireland
  • March 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” presentation at UX Munich in Munich, Germany
  • March 2015: Opening keynote “Infinite Possibilities” at EclipseCon in San Francisco, CA
  • May 2015: talk to students at North Miami Beach High School in Miami, FL
  • June 2015: Keynote “Creativity (R)Evolution” at CREATE Festival in Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 2015: “Banish Your Inner Critic” opening talk at Web Design Day in Pittsburgh, PA
  • June 2015: “Get Unblocked” half-day workshop & Keynote “Infinite Possibilities”, and “Let’s Rawk the Web” presentation at Giant Conf in Charleston, SC
  • June 2015: Speaking and Workshop at NDC Oslo (People Day) in Oslo, Norway
  • June 2015: Closing Keynote “Infinite Possibilities” at Society for Technical Communications (STC) Summit in Columbus, OH
  • July 2015: “Unstuck and Inspired” creativity workshop at Antioch Writer’s Workshop in Yellow Springs, OH

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